Tuesday, July 31, 2012
St. Ignatius and our World Context today
Well, to look at my notes on some of the statistics which Cecile told me she is constantly updating to be aware of our world context, there are more than 7 billion people in the world today. We are almost equal as far as gender.
61% live in Asia and only 13% live in North and South America, 14 % in Africa, 11% in Europe, and 1% in the Pacific on different islands.
Only 9% speak English in the whole world; 21% speak a Chinese dialect.
4 billion are living below the poverty level; 903 million go to bed hungry every night!
780 have no access to clean drinking water. There are 200 million migrants.
I guess that is enough to reflect upon today.